Infant Mortality Documents
The Maternal and Child Health Section’s Infant Mortality website contains various
publications that provide goals and objectives, guidelines, and data pertaining
to activities that improve the health of mothers and babies in Florida. The Infant
Mortality and Low Birth Weight Rates Compared to Expected Rates by County and Healthy
Start Coalition Area reports provide expected statistics calculated to account for
differences in maternal education, marital status, and race. Statistical tests are
applied to identify the counties and Healthy Start Coalition areas that have statistically
significantly higher or lower than expected infant death rates or low birth weight
Florida Vital Statistics Annual
This application makes it easy to access Florida Vital Statistics data. This report
includes data on births, deaths, population, and life expectancy.
Pregnancy Risk Assessment
Monitoring System (PRAMS)
These reports provide local/regional data about women during pregnancy and the perinatal
period, including health behaviors and access to care.
Data Resource Center for Child and
This site provides data, tips and tools to use with data for states and families
to help guide improvements in community-based systems of care for children and youth
with special health care needs.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
This site provides information about the statewide prevalence of obesity and asthma
among Florida’s youth and young adults. It also includes youth health-risk behaviors
that contribute substantially to the leading causes of premature death, disability,
and social problems. Information for some of Florida’s larger counties can be found
on the CDC's website.
Florida Birth Defects Registry
The Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR) is a statewide system that identifies
birth defects in children born in Florida.
Application for Scholars to
Request Vital Statistics Data for Research Supporting Public Health
On this page you will find information about requesting access to Florida Vital
Statistics data. Each application is judged on its scientific merit, methodology,
data security procedures, benefit to the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and
the public, and consistency with epidemiologic research goals of Florida Statute
381.0032. Requests for confidential data will only be granted in cases where the
project meets the aforementioned criteria and no other practical means of completing
the project exists.